The Washington Post is really nice with bloggers. Yesterday, it carried an article named "Free Speech -- Virtually," or "Legal Constraints on Web Journals Surprise Many 'Bloggers'".
Today, Cynthia L. Webb focuses on an hypothesis from Chris Gulker, which he exposed in a column published by The Independent, "The View from Silicon Valley: Bloggers come in from the cold."
A piece in London's The Independent surmises that the rise in blogging this year might actually have to do with all the -- more time for technology-savvy minds to put their thoughts online.
As said Chris Gulker, "Many of us are Webloggers 'bloggers' for short. It would be interesting to see if there's a correlation between the meteoric rise of blogging, the practice of keeping a frequently-updated online journal, and the rise of unemployment in Silicon Valley and other tech corridors. When you're not working, you don't have to worry about the boss objecting to you working on a blog."
Interesting speculation to say the least.
For more details, please read the three articles mentioned.
Source: Cynthia L. Webb, WashingtonPost.com, December 20, 2002; Jennifer Balderama, The Washington Post, December 19, 2002; Chris Gulker, for The Independent, December 16, 2002
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